Diversity and Workforce Development

Report
Diversity
Year 3 Symposium
Pedro Derosa
Increase the number of URM and women in the Alliance.
Diversity Strategies
Role Models
Diversity Advisory
Council
Diversity
Strategies
Pipelines to
Graduate School
Incentives
Updates in the Strategic Plan
Diversity Strategies
Milestones Y2-Y3
Establish a Diversity Advisory Council
Annual DAC meetings.
Provide financial incentives to women
and URMs forkept,
pursuing
adv. education
Milestones
undergraduate
Reach 30% women and 15% URM students
within the Alliance by Y3.
students
included
in the count
Development
of role models
Supplement Startup Packages
Reach 30% women and 15% URM students
within the Alliance by Y3.
More
stress on Community
Create/expand pipelines to graduate
Colleges,
articulation
agreement
school for women
and URMs
At least five students recruited through the
pipelines described in the proposal by end of Y2.
Diversity Advisory Council
 During year 3, interactions with DAC have
significantly increased,
 Annual meetings
 2 teleconferences
 Numerous e-mail requesting advise
 Recommended by DAC, Prof O’Brien spoke during
the April technical meeting on understanding the
effect of stereotypes
 Two members were replaced,
 Dr. Warner resigned
 Dr. Moreno, now co-PI, stepped out
Diversity Advisory Council
DiOnetta Jones
William Lester
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
Associate Dean and Director,
Office of Minority Education,
Office of the Dean for
Undergraduate Education
Sheila Edwards Lange
Vice President for Minority Affairs Executive Director of Research,
and Vice Provost for Diversity Education, and Mentoring Programs
University of Washington
Office of Strategic Initiatives
Louisiana State University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Betsy Willis
Jenna Carpenter
Associate Dean for Admin. &
Director, Advising and Student Records
Strategic Initiatives
Director, Gender Parity Initiative
Wayne and Juanita Spinks Prof.
Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering
of Mathematics and Statistics
Southern Methodist University
Louisiana Tech University
Zakiya Wilson
Stephanie Adams
Janet Ruscher
Associate Dean for
Undergraduate Studies
School of Engineering
Associate Dean for
Graduate Programs
School of Science and
Engineering
Virginia Tech University
Tulane University
LA-SiGMA statistics:
Faculty
Post-Doc
Graduate
Undergraduate
Year 3
Faculty
Post docs
Total Students
Graduates
Undergraduates
REU
RET
Female
17%
URM
11%
25%
13%
32%
31%
24%
27%
41%
44%
37%
37%
44%
28%
Strategies
Graduate Students - Assistantship Supplements
Three graduate students have been awarded supplemental
research assistantships: two female and an URM male.
Faculty - Supplements to Startup Packages
Contributing to the startup package of 2 Female Faculty
(one an URM)
Strategies
pipelines
Targeting recruiting efforts in all state bridge programs:
4+1 Grambling/LA Tech
3+2 Xavier/Tulane/UNO/SUBR,
2+2 LSU/BRCC
2+2 Southern/BRCC
6 students recruited:
• 1 LA-SiGMA Xavier student transfers to Tulane,
• 1 BRCC REU student transfered to LSU, 2012
• 1 BRCC REU student transfered to SUBR 2012
• 2 BRCC REU students will transfer to LSU. 2013
• 1 REU student will transfer from SUS to Grambling maybe 2, 2013
Role Models
Diversity Milestones
Milestones
Y1
Y2
Y3
Y4
Y5
Diversity Advisory Council.
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Ahead
Provide financial incentives to GS.
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On Track
Supplement Startup Packages.
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On Track
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On Track
Create/expand pipelines to graduate school.
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Workforce Development
Year 3 Symposium
Pedro Derosa
LA-SiGMA will address all levels of the educational ladder,
contributing to a well-trained and diverse professional workforce.
Workforce Development Strategies
2-Year College
Students
Grades 6 – 12
Students
Post Docs
2-Year College
Instructors
4-Year College
Students
Workforce
Strategies
Graduate
Students
High School
Teachers
Workforce Development
Milestones Y2-Y3
Open houses for middle and high school students and
summer research workshops
Increased attendees in Y2-Y3
RET programs for teachers
18 RET participants each year; expansion of pilot
Strategic plan changed from 20 RET per
program
year
Multiple programs for two-year college students
expansion of short courses in Y2 and beyond; five
two-year college participants each year in Beowulf
Boot Camp; expansion of 2+2 programs to other LASiGMA institutions by Y3
REU programs on computational and experimental
materials science
30 REU participants (as budgeted) each year; 50% of
participants will pursue higher education
Distance Ed courses
Strategic changed
to curricula
coursesonattended
by
incorporation
into graduate
two
campuses
Y2, others byby
Y3 Y3 and 4 by Y4
at least 3bycampuses
Training programs for graduate students and postdocs
Participation in effective teaching workshops; five
internships and extended visits each year
Grades 6-12
LA-SiGMA participated in LA
Tech/Grambling Eng. & Science
Day and in Sci-Port’s High
School Engineering Olympics.
LA-SiGMA hosted Open Houses at Tulane and it is
working with a Title I school in New Orleans mentoring the
students in the Chemistry AP program.
Ten high school students
participate in summer
programs in parallel with
UNO & LSU REU
students.
Grades 6-12
Nanodays in Baton Rouge,
March 30 & April 6, 2013
Over 500 visitors
Balloon Nanotube at the
2013 NanoDays hosted at
the Louisiana Art & Science
Museum, Baton Rouge
LA-SiGMA showcased nanoscience demos in LSU Super
Science Saturday. Over 1,600
people attended.
Residential STEM Student Experience Grades 6-12
LA-SiGMA at LA Tech hosted 10 high
school students for a week-long
residential STEM Student
Experience July 8-12, 2013.
These students were brought to
campus by the RET teachers.
“The program helped me to get a
college experience and learn new
things I didn’t know… When I grow
up, I want to go to college and major
in computer science.”
- Austin Hawkins,
high school student
PyFUN Python Programming Camp:
June 17-21, 2013
34 Middle school age students in
the Baton Rouge area
-held at LSU
High School Teachers
RET teacher Burkman and his
students present at 2012
Oklahoma supercomputing
conference
LA-SiGMA RET participants presented at the
2012
Louisiana
Science
Teachers’
Association and Louisiana Math Teachers’
Association joint conference
 LSU, SU, and Tulane RET teachers participated in the GPU
team
 2 RET Louisiana School for the Math Science and the Arts
 Leveraged LSU’s LaMSTI teacher program
 UNO AMRI
 At TECH the LA-SiGMA and the Shell Collaborative cosponsored the RET
RET Teachers at the
Ruston program
Two-year college students & instructors:
Short course:
 LA Tech held a one day course “Modern
Practices in Chemical Education” on October
26, 2012:
5 teachers from LA Delta (Monroe), BPCC
(Bossier City), and SouthArk (El Dorado, AR
REU/RET participation:
 Two CC students participating in 2013 REU (LSU & LA Tech).
 Four CC faculty participating in the RET 2013 program.
Modules for STEM CC classes:
 BRCC instructors working with LSU LA-SiGMA faculty to develop course
modules for STEM courses and a new curriculum for an HPC Associate degree.
Two-year college students & instructors:
LCTCS conference:
LA-SiGMA representatives presented at Louisiana Community & Technical College
System Annual Conference on March 14, 2013.
Undergraduates
30 LA-SiGMA REU students statewide.
Graduate Students
5 Graduate level courses offered:
1 course Fall 2012, 4 courses Spring 2013,
(3 of the courses in partnership with German & Swiss Universities leveraging
PIRE award, 1 of the courses included students at Bangalore, India)
Partnerships
Two MoU’s in
progress with
Argentina
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Baton Rouge Community College
Bossier Parish Community College
Louisiana Delta Community College
Louisiana School for Math, Science &
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South Arkansas Community College
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Brookhaven National Lab
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland
Göttingen University, Germany
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,
Bangalore, India
Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam,
Germany
National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
Pacific Northwest National Lab
Sandia National Lab
Shodor Education Foundation
S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India
Technischen Universität Dortmund, Germany
Texas A&M University
University of Hertfordshire, Great Britain
Universität Würzburg, Germany
Karlsruhe Institute, Germany
Neel Institut, Grenoble, France
Argonne Nat. Lab, IIlinois
SciDAC Institutes
Graduate Students and Postdocs
LA-SIGMA Effective Teaching
Workshop
based on Michigan State’s
FIRST program
(Faculty Institute for Reforming
Science Teaching)
Developed and taught by
Cynthia Sisson and Stephanie
Aamodt (LSU-Shreveport).
Graduate Students and Postdocs
Workshops on Computational Thinking with a Parallel Perspective
by Bob Panoff and the Shodor team:
July 14-20, 2013 (LSU)
Graduate Students and Postdocs
Data Semantics Workshop, June 7-8, 2013
(35 registrants, 8 speakers,
LA Tech, LSU, SUBR, Tulane, Board of Regents)
William Shelton
PNNL
Dave Cowley
PNNL
Bert de Jong
PNNL
Marcus Hanwell
Kitware, Inc.
Nico Adams
CSRO
Christopher Jordan
TAC
Peter Murray-Rust
Cambridge
Neil Ostlund
Hypercube, Inc.
Graduate Students and Postdocs
LONI HPC Parallel Programming
Workshop,
June 10-12, 2013
2nd High Performance Computing User
Symposium,
June 12-13, 2013
Virtual School of Computational Science and Enginering (VSCSE)
Workshops on GPU Algorithms and Programming Tools:
1 workshops in summer 2013 (15 participants)
Student/postdoc retreats: UNO July 12, 2013:
33 participants
Graduate Students and Postdocs
Workforce Development Milestones
Milestones
Y1
Y2
Y3
Y4
Y5
Open houses for middle and high school
students and summer research workshops
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18 RET participants each year
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On track
Multiple programs for two-year college
students
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On Track
75 REU/SURE participants each year
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Ahead
Graduate Courses via Synchronous Video
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On Track
Training programs for graduate students
and postdocs
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On Track

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